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killed american ambassador christopher stevens and three others. at least one man said protesters were angry about an anti-islam film. >> don't make our people angry because they will kill. they will fight. >> reporter: the president prospected to bring the killers to justice. >> we -- there is no justification to this type of senseless violence. >> my name is chris stevens and i'm the new u.s. ambassador to libya. >> reporter: stevens risked his life to save benghazi as envoy to the libyan rebellion against gay day. the secretary of state said he lost his life trying -- gadhafi. the secretary of state said he lost his life trying to build a better libya. >> this was an attack against shale and savage a -- against a
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small and savage group. >> reporter: he was an analyst who would joke with condoleezza rice about gadhafi's crush on her, an ambassador who would brew up a cappachino for senator john mccain. >> he's just a good california dude. >> reporter: matthew van dyke, the baltimore man who fought for the rebels in benghazi, says the vast majority of libyans love america for helping them win their freedom. >> people are really upset. they're really ashamed. shame is a big thing in islamic culture and they feel it deeply. >> reporter: there is an old saying in american politics that in america politics somes at the water he is edge but innocent in case. republican presidential nominee mitt romney blasted a statement out of the american embassy in cairo that criticized that anti- islam video. he said that the statement from
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the embassy was akin to appeasement and that led to a pretty fierce exchange with democrats. >> the first response to the united states must be outrage at the breach of the sovereignty of our nation and apology for america's values is never the right course. >> i thought he ought to apologize and i don't think he knows what he's talking about frankly. it's that simple. >> reporter: president obama's response to what mitt romney said, governor romney said the president has a tendency to shoot first and ask question. s later. this is getting pretty nasty and -- questions later. this is getting pretty nasty in the case of a real tragedy overseas. thousands of protesters gathered outside the u.s. embassy in cairo to demonstrate against the same film. they scaled the exterior walls and pulled down an american flag. they also tried to raise a
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black flag with the words there's no god, but allah and muhammad is his messenger. some of the country's most experienced diplomats are graduates of the johns hopkins graduate school of advanced international studies here in d.c. the flag is it at half staff tonight on the washington campus. students say they have learned from experienced professors that foreign service can be dangerous work. daniel serwer, a professor of conflict resolution, adds this. >> we're often grateful to our military. we often forget the civilians who serve abroad and marines' primary responsibility is to protect the information in the embassy. the prime responsibility for the physical protection of the embassy under international law belongs with the host country. >> professor serwer has been to libya twice since gadhafi was overthrown and says most libyans love americans, but there are lots of guns and rockets still in the streets and right now the libyan
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government cannot seem to control the situation. we've got an update on a story you saw on 9news last night at 6:00. today the culpeper county medical examiner released preliminary findings in the death of gary cook, widower of patricia cook, the woman shot and killed by a former culpeper police officer in february. the medical examiner said gary cook died of natural causes, no word yet on services for the 62- year-old. prince george's county police were out in capitol heights today working to protect kids walking to and from central high, that after an honor role student was shot and killed yesterday on his way to school. tonight police say they have no motive in markel ross' murder. it was a robbery. the thief left his iphone, 10 tennis shoes and watch behind. frost' mother says she's thinking of moving her two younger sons to another school district because they're afraid. stuck in their seats and nearly completely unsupervised, tonight social services steps in to shut down an unlicensed
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in-home daycare. >> reporter: i'm surae chinn in daly city. police say two sisters were operate -- dale city. police say two sisters were operating an illegal legal daycare in that home, 21 children under the age of 4, one infant found in a child seat in a bathroom, the other in a closet with the doors shut. >> 21 kids and two adults is unacceptable. >> reporter: friends dropped by in support of the family where two sisters are accused of reckless child encontainment in operating the daycare on abilene way in dale city. 29-year-old anila qayyum and 23- year-old rabia qayyum arrested and charged. the family says two members including one of the sisters were taken to the hospital because of the stress from the police activity. >> they're good people. i know that his dad is a hard worker. >> reporter: child protective services came to the home to find the sisters watching over 21 infants and toddlers.
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>> seven children were under the age of 1 and all seven were strapped into car seats. >> reporter: in dale city, surae chick, surae chinn -- surae chinn, 9 news now. starting tomorrow first lady michelle obama will be campaigning for her husband making appearances in richmond and the university of mary washington in fredericksburg. mitt romney arrived at dulles international airport this afternoon. tomorrow he is set to hold a rally ativan dike park in fairfax. that is -- at van dyke park in fairfax. that is slighted to start around 11:30. a health alert tonight that's showing promise to treat people with certain hearing disorders. scientists at university of california say they're improving the hearing of deaf animals through the use of embryonic stem cells. the work was done on gerbils and targeted the nerve cells that transfer the information
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from the ear to the brain. we also have a consumer alert tonight about some cheese tainted with listeria. the centers for disease control and protest linked ricotta cheese to 14 -- cdd linked ricotta cheese to 14 imens sold between june 20th and august 9th, most of it used by restaurants or broken down into smaller servings or packages. so you may not even know if you bought it. so the cdc says ask the people where you bought the cheese where it came from or just throw it away to be safe. coming up at 7:00 i'll be speaking live with former ambassador tom mcdonald who knew the late christopher stevens and he explains exactly what being a foreign ambassador is really all about. it can be very risky, as we have just found out. >> see you then. still to come in this half
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hour after months of questions we're finally getting answers about the spending at the general services administration from the man in charge. >> the numbers don't lie, another perfect day. here are the numbers at national, 81 the high, 60 the low, got down to 47 this morning at dulles, average 81 and 64. it can still get hot, 96 record high, 41 record low. we'll come back, talk about when our nice stretch of weather comes to an abrupt halt and look ahead to the weekend. >> but first what does dustin hoffman say is harder to win than an oscar? we'll tell you about the award he and six others will get toward the end of the year up next.
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i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. mitt romney's position on women's's dangerous. vo:mitt romney and paul ryan would get rid of planned parenthood funding. and allow employers to deny coverage for cancer screenings and birth control. we can't afford to let him take away our choices... to take away basic health care. vo: both backed proposals to outlaw abortions...even in cases of rape and incest. i don't think that women's health issues have faced a crisis like this in decades.
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you see them weekday nights here on wusa9 and in december david letterman will receive one of the highest cultural honors in this country. he is one of seven people receiving kennedy center honors. actor dustin hoffman, buddy guy, natalia makarova and john paul jones, jimmy page and robert plant who may be better known as led zeppelin are the others. johns hopkins is 13th on the u.s. news and world reports annual ranking of best national
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universities. georgetown comes in at 21. university of virginia is 24th. harvard and princeton are tied for no. 1, but when it comes to up and coming schools, george mason university in fairfax tops the list. something else that's apparently up and coming in fairfax county is rabies and for the second time in two weeks people have found themself confronted by beavers in different parts of the county. >> reporter: i'm anny hong in springfield, virginia, where over the weekend police say a rabid beaver swam through these waters, then jumped onto one of these dock here's and chased after children. it is -- docks here and chased after children. it is now one of three rabid animal reports here in fairfax county. carey doyle's father was walking their dog, a sweet 9- year-old beagle bassett hound mix sunday afternoon when out of nowhere rabid raccoon came up to them. >> he was pretty freaked out. you don't expect to have a rabid raccoon in a neighborhood like this. >> reporter: she said it was
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acting strangely and even approaching other neighbors near their homes. >> it followed them to our house into our driveway. >> reporter: it is the second incident of a rabid imagine in this lake bar-- animal in this lake barcroft neighborhood. just last week an 83-year-old woman was attacked by a rabid we've while she was swimming in the lake. all the animals were tracked down and killed by animal control officers and all tested positive for rabies. in springfield, anny hong, it moved. still ahead a major change at the nation's airports may not move us into the -- anny hong, 9 news now. still ahead a major change at the nation's airports may not move us into the future after the break.
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an update on breaking news that, shooting at morganstate university, the school has canceled classes for the night up in baltimore. at least one person was shot after someone opened fire near the fieldhouse just before 5:00, but so far the gunman has not been found. we are working to bring you more details. as soon as we get them in, we will bring them to you. a hi-tech overhaul of the nation's air traffic control system does not appear to be paying off. the house of representatives held a hearing today about the so-called next gen system designed to replace outdated radar technology with a gps- based system, but so far airlines have been reluctant to
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upgrade their planes and there are still plenty of glitches. 9 wants to know more about the spending at the general services administration, so we sent our russ ptacek to a capitol hill hearing today to get some answers and he got them from the top man himself. russ. >> we did. for the first time the acting administrator himself, dan tangherlini, the man appointed by the president, answered many of our questions. the bonuses were a big topic of the senate hearing and were a focus of our one on one interview with dan tangherlini. >> reporter: russ ptacek, 9news, trying to interview you for months. got a lot of questions for you. he maintained an easy going demeanor with us and in the senate hearing. he met us in a hallway and answered questions about the $30 million in unreported gsa bonuses we uncovered in july. >> the bonus issues you raise we agree.
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those are worthy of a deep dive inspection and as i said, we've cut our ics bonuses by 85% this year. >> reporter: the acting gsa administrator also suspended performance awards and in the hearing said all bonuses are being reviewed to ensure they are directly related to performance. prior to our july investigation uncovering $44 million in total gsa bonuses including one worker getting a $79,000 bonus, the government only had reported 13 million total annual gsa bonuses. that was $30 million in unreported bonuses. why the discrepancy? >> well, i'm not exactly sure what led to the discrepancy in the data between us and opm. >> reporter: a gsa spokeswoman blamed it on the office of personnel management. opm said it purposely redacted some bonuses because of privacy policies. >> what i'm interested in, what's the right number? what are the policies that we have? and how do we fix the problems? that's what we've been trying to do for the last five months and i think we've been making
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progress. >> he's got more to say. tonight at 11:00 we're airing his response to mystery illnesses and sick and dead workers that we uncovered at a gsa building and his reaction to the quarter million dollars gsa pr campaign launched in response to one of my investigations there. he's a leader that has a lot of street cred here in washington and you can see why in that interview. i was expecting a confrontational interview with this leader who i've been trying to get for so many months, but this is an intelligent man who has charm on his sleeve and, you know, he's wanting to get that message across that, he's there to fix problems. >> we certainly worked with him we had was in the district of columbia working in the government and was always very accessible and so it sounds like he's still that person and trying to make some changes at the gsa. >> more from him tonight at 11:00. >> thank you, russ. topper, you're outside? >> i decided to step in, but it's just perfect outside. if you are going outside,
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fantastic, high temperature 81, right now 79, dew point low 50s, very comfortable. winds are out of the south at 13, pressure steady 30.31 inches of mercury. temperatures, a smattering of 70s and 80s. we'll though the 83 out at rockville. that sounds a bit high, 75 bethesda, 76 arlington, 78 college park, 74 bowie. to the west mid- to upper 70s. great falls checks in at 78, 73 reston, 78 in sterling and 79 for our friends in leesburg. our nice stretch will continue at least one more day in some respects through the week, cool tonight, perhaps not quite as chilly, a terrific thursday. humidity stays low and remember your shades. keep those handy because we're looking at pretty much full sun thursday. tonight clear, cool, leave the ac off. you'll need a sweater if you've got late crazy plans, low temperatures 52 to 62. i don't think we'll see any
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40s. sunny with a cool start in the morning, need a sweater, 50s and 60s. by afternoon mostly sunny, gorgeous again, not humid, high temperatures low 80s and wind out of the southeast at 10. now the next three days keep it code green, spectacular tomorrow, sunshine, low humidity, 81. nice on friday. however, we do have some clouds coming in late and a slight chance of a shower friday night, not a big de, temperatures low 80s. that will pave the way for a nice saturday. we've taken all the rain out of saturday, temperatures in the upper 70s. next seven days, dry. right now the front goes through friday night and it's a nice weekend. showers and storms return monday. we're also in the upper 70s and low 80s on tuesday, perhaps, perhaps pay leftover shower and then looking at a nice day but cool next wednesday, low 70s. >> you will not get a complaint from me because that's fall
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weather and that's my favorite. >> the complaint line has been pretty quiet. kristen is out at redskins park where there aren't a whole lot of complaints. >> reporter: no weather complaints. it's gorgeous right now, but nose accolades for robert griffin, iii keep rolling in after his big debut. i'll tell you about two honors learned of this afternoon. >> plus at&t fans have a new opponent to worry about coming up next in sports.
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i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. mitt romney's position on women's's dangerous. vo:mitt romney and paul ryan would get rid of planned parenthood funding. and allow employers to deny coverage for cancer screenings and birth control. we can't afford to let him take away our choices... to take away basic health care. vo: both backed proposals to outlaw abortions...even in cases of rape and incest. i don't think that women's health issues have faced a crisis like this in decades.
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now 9 sports with kristen berset. >> reporter: welcome back live at redskins park in ashburn. you know, the media frenzy surrounding robert griffin, iii's debut hasn't died down much and probably won't any time soon. today the rookie earned nfc offensive player of the week award. he becomes the first redskin to do so since clinton portis got it in 2008. griffin had a perfect passer's rating in the 1st half of sunday's game. that combined with 320 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions earned him the honor of also becoming the first ever rookie quarterback to win the award after his debut game. >> it's more than just myself. so i mean all the guys went out there, performed at a high level and it paid off for us
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with a win and i guess with another win for offensive player of the week. >> reporter: adding to that rg3 is featured on the cover of this week's sports illustrate, the headline reading power surge. it's not the first time and i'm sure it won't be the last. redskin nation crossing their fingers it won'ting a curse for the rest of the season. -- won'ting a curse for the rest of the season. -- won't be a curse for the rest of the season. switching gears to the college game now, acc fans have another opponent to worry about. the league announced today notre dame will join the acc. the irish become the sixth big east program lured to the conference since 2004. now notre dame will remain independent in football and keep their tv contract but will play five acc opponents every season. now when all this takes effect is still up in the air. both sides feel this will be a
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profitable marriage. >> the have more key programs that -- have more key programs that boast great tradition and success. >> i think unquestionably in a host of sports this is the best athletic conference in the country and we will only make it better in that regard. >> reporter: now for those of you worried about your schools jumping from the acc, the excite fees have increased to 50 million -- the exit fees have increased to $50 million, so it probably won't happen. back to you guys in the studio. >> thank you. before we go one last update on breaking news. baltimore police say the person shot near the fieldhouse on the campus of morgan state university is not a student. we don't know that person's condition. we do know police are still searching for the shooter. anita will have more on this story on 9news at 7:00. that is it for us. the cbs evening news is next. as always, is always on. we hope you have a great night.
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